I like to prechop my broccoli, cauliflower, etc, but I leave them dry and unrinsed until just before use in a tupperware or ziploc. I've heard that washing speeds rot, and I've had good luck with my dry method - though I wouldn't recommend it for all veggies.
Other veggies (like bell pepper), I have chopped and frozen. I just usually toss it in cold to whatever recipe.
I have seem some microwave steamers that have a smaller strainer insert inside of a larger tupperware that may work for you.
I'm not advertising Tupperware, but they make this item which has worked for us.
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4/26/13 11:48 A
This may not be big enough, but what about a stock pot with a steamer insert? This one is expensive but there's lots of cheaper ones out there: http://www.amazon.com/All-Clad-Stainless-1 2-Quart-Cooker-Steamer/dp/B0000696J1 They also come in lots of different sizes.
i have a rubbermaid produce saver. it's a square box with some breathing holes. the other feature that is has is a little plastic grate at the bottom so that water pools under it and the vegetables stay crisp on top of the grate instead of getting soggy in the water.
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4/26/13 7:57 A
I wanted to pre-chop veggies and store them in my fridge. To keep them fresh I'd like to have them in some sort of bucket with some water. Other things that I'd like in descending order are:
Lids Pull handles (to easily pull them in and out of a shelf) A strainer compartment that the veggies themselves sit in so I don't have to reach into the water or use tongs
Do you know of anywhere I could buy something like that?
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